Mock Test #1 – Road Rules, Signs, and Signals

Driver's Mock Test #1 - Road Rules

#1: At night you approach a pedestrian wearing reflective clothing and carrying a bright white light. What should you expect ahead?

Large groups of people walking together should use wear fluorescent clothes in daylight and reflective clothes in the dark. At night, a look-out in front should show a white light and the one at the back a red light. People on the outside of large groups should also carry lights and wear reflective clothing.

Highway code rule: 5.

#2: As a driver, you may remove your seat belt when

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You must wear a seat belt if one is fitted in the seat you are using. There are only a few exceptions.

You are not required to wear a seat belt if you are reversing your car or supervising a learner driver who is reversing. Exemptions are also allowed for the holders of medical exemption certificates and those making deliveries or collections in goods vehicles when travelling less than 50 metres.

Highway code rule: 99.

#3: Which sign indicates that you must give way to vehicles from the opposite direction?

 
 
 
 
Priority must be given to vehicles from the opposite direction on a narrow length of road.

#4: You want to overtake a cyclist on a narrow road. When safe, you should pass the cyclist:

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Overtake only when it is safe and legal to do so. Give motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car.

Highway code rules: 163, 212, 213.

#5: Which traffic signs are eight-sided?

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The eight-sided shape is exclusively used for stop signs.

#6: There is a red light at a puffin crossing ahead. Pedestrians are crossing. The red light will stay on until:

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The electronic device will automatically detect that the pedestrians have reached a safe position.

If the signal-controlled crossing is not working, proceed with extreme caution.

Highway code rule: 199.

#7: You get a puncture on a motorway and manage to get your vehicle onto the hard shoulder. What should you do next?

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Do not put yourself in danger by attempting even simple repairs.

Walk to an emergency telephone on your side of the carriageway (follow the arrows on the posts at the back of the hard shoulder). The telephone is free of charge and connects directly to the Highways Agency or the police. Use these in preference to a mobile phone.

Highway code rule: 275.

#8: What do these zigzag lines at pedestrian crossings mean?

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You MUST NOT park on a crossing or in the area covered by the zig-zag lines.

Highway code rule: 191.

#9: When you see this sign in front you should:

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Home Zones are places where people could be using the whole of the road for a range of activities such as children playing or for a community event. You should drive slowly and carefully and be prepared to stop to allow people extra time to make space for you to pass them in safety.

Highway code rule: 218.

#10: You are at traffic lights wishing to make a right turn. Which light indicates that you have priority over opposing traffic?

 
 
 
 
You may proceed in the direction of the green arrow when it, or the full green light shows. A directional green filter arrow means that you have priority over traffic as their lights will be on red when you make the turn. Always check that opposing traffic has stopped before proceeding.

Highway code rule: 177.

#11: Overtaking large vehicles is more difficult. What is a main reason for this?

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It takes longer to pass a large vehicle. If in doubt do not overtake.

Highway code rule: 164.

#12: This yellow sign on a vehicle indicates this is:

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This is a school bus sign. Drive carefully and slowly when passing a stationary bus showing the sign as children may be getting on or off.

Highway code rule: 209.

#13: Travelling for long distances in neutral is known as coasting. How does coasting affect your driving?

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Coasting can reduce driver control because
  • engine braking is eliminated
  • vehicle speed downhill will increase quickly
  • increased use of the footbrake can reduce its effectiveness
  • steering response will be affected, particularly on bends and corners
  • it may be more difficult to select the appropriate gear when needed.


Highway code rule: 122.

#14: Which of these signs means there is a traffic signal ahead?

 
 
 
 
Traffic signals are ahead. Slow down and be ready to stop.

#15: How are equestrian crossings different from other crossings?

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Equestrian crossings (or Pegasus crossings) are for horse riders. They have pavement barriers, wider crossing spaces, horse and rider figures in the light panels and either two sets of controls (one higher), or just one higher control panel.

Highway code rule: 27.

#16: There is a slow-moving motorcyclist ahead of you. You are unsure what the rider is going to do. You should:

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When passing motorcyclists and cyclists, give them plenty of room

Highway code rules: 212, 163.

#17: When are you allowed you stop on a motorway?

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You may only stop in an emergency or breakdown.

Do not stop on the hard shoulder to either make or receive mobile phone calls.

Highway code rules: 270, 277.

#18: You approach a zebra crossing. A pedestrian is waiting to cross. What should you do?

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Be courteous. Prepare to slow down and stop. You should not wave people across. Allow pedestrians plenty of time to cross and do not harass them by revving your engine or edging forward.

Highway code rule: 196.

#19: You see a horse rider ahead. What is the FIRST thing you should do?

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When passing animals, drive slowly. Be particularly careful of horse riders and horse-drawn vehicles especially when overtaking. Always pass wide and slowly.

Highway code rules: 214, 215.

#20: At toucan crossings you should be aware of pedestrians and:

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Toucan crossings are light-controlled crossings which allow cyclists and pedestrians to share crossing space and cross at the same time. They are push-button operated. Pedestrians and cyclists will see the green signal together. Cyclists are permitted to ride across.

Highway code rules: 25, 80.

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How to Use Mock Test to Prepare for Your Driving Licence Exam

This first multiple-choice test has 20 questions about road rules, signs, and signals. You should correctly answer 17 of these questions before continuing. Result is shown at the end of the test!

Like all of our mock tests, questions are drawn from a larger pool – a different pool for each mock test!

U.K. Highway Code

Remember, you need to know most of the road rules found in the U.K. Highway Code to pass the exam.

The Highway Code is also an excellent source later in life, when you need to check facts or refresh your knowledge.

Study Tips

When you study the Highway Code, use notes to rewrite information with your own words. The longer, the better.

Scribbling down road rules with your own words triggers a reflecting process which helps you learn faster and better.

If possible, discuss rules, questions, and answers with a teacher or a parent. They can give you helpful advice or insights. After studying the code or handbooks, take as many practice tests as you need. Mock questions will cover all areas necessary to pass the DVSA examination. But remember, quality first, quantity second. Don’t try to memorise answers. Focus on true understanding.

You will most likely miss one or two questions on each mock test. Understand why you miss a question and try to find patterns in your weaknesses. Did you read too quickly? Did you jump at an answer without reading all options? Or did you simply not know the answer?

The best learning comes from drilling your weaknesses to perfection.

Road Rules – Found an Error?

Even if all questions about road rules are carefully reviewed and verified, there is always a risk of errors. Let us know if you have found an error and we will correct it!

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